Tomorrow this sign will serve as a beacon for metal heads attending the Bay City Record Show. Beneath the sign will be my ugly mug manning a table with nothing but metal. Metal vinyl, metal cd’s and metal VHS. If you are at the show be sure to stop by and help me pass the time by talking....METAL!!!
Impatience gives way to temptation.
For years I have searched for an original copy of what is arguably one of the very best Priest albums. Waiting and crate digging hoping to find a copy well under the ever increasing cost of $60, which far, far exceeds the amount I have ever paid for an album. This past week I abandoned my search when desire to hear the album succumbed a nice price on the reissue at the Electric Kitsch. Now on its 2nd spin since 5am, it is a great way to start an early morning catching on paperwork at the studio. #MetalMeltdown
Steelheart - Live In Osaka (1990)
The first time I saw SteelHeart was with King Of The Hill at a small club in San Jose, CA. It wasn't even 2 minutes into the set before I turn to my friend and mouthed "ho-ly shit"!
Miljenko Matijevic, you my friend are a beast!
It's a damn shame that "Girl Gone Crazy" never made it on an album. Great song. Give it a listen at 17:02 into the video.
I've come to the realization that it is possible that a favorite band does not necessarily mean it is the band with the deepest catalog. Y&T has been my favorite band for over years. They are the band that I have seen the most live and they are the band that represents my youth. But I just recently realized that the Scorpions and Judas Priest have the deepest catalog of songs that I listen to the most.
What is your go to band with the deepest catalog?
My morning treadmill concert:
Whitesnake Live In the Still Of The Night (2004).
David Coverdale is one lucky SOB to have Reb Beach and Doug Aldrich. The dynamic duo absolutely tear it up and have been instrumental in keeping Whitesnake fresh and relevant. Along with Marco Mendoza and Tommy Aldridge I believe this may be the strongest line up since the John Sykes years.
Last week I had the honor of being in attendance at a holiday party that was highlighted by Brian Carson performing an acoustic version of his song of the year “Everything But Die”. As I was recording the performance I couldn’t help but feel as though I was capturing a very personal gift from Brian, and I am very pleased to be sharing it with you.
I encourage you to share this video, not only as a way of continuing the tribute but also to show support for music at its best,... raw and honest.
The official video for “Everything But Die” is link in the comment section below.
Before sharing my thoughts on Sebastian Bach's autobiography let me preface it by saying that Sebastian is one of my favorite metal vocalists and I consider "Slave To The Grind" to be one of top 5 albums from the decade of decadence. Now, with that said, I consider it a travesty when considering the number of trees cut down / paper used to print what I consider 448 pages of crap. I estimate that 10% of the book is about his youth and years before Skid Row and possibly 20% r...egarding his years in Skid Row. The remaining 70% was about the astronomical mounds of cocaine and reservoirs of alcohol he consumed while naming names of those he consumed it with, along with several mentions of members from highly successful metal bands telling him that he is (paraphrasing) "the best vocalist / front man ever", asking for him to not let anyone know that they said it. With a title containing "Life On Skid Row" I expected more content on the workings of Skid Row as a band and his time in it. My thoughts seems to be in the minority based on the plethora of rave reviews of the book, but I call it as I read it. #80smetal #autobiography